12-13-2012 12:32 AM
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  1. gibbage's Avatar
    If you interested in unique, ill emboss or engrave anything you want into the surface (within reason) like a name or logo. Make it TRULY unique! =) Silver has a very high resolution, so you can get some really nice detail into it.

    If all goes well, I will be sending the prototype to the printer today. Im finishing the retention clip design right now.
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    11-21-2012 02:02 PM
  2. gibbage's Avatar
    Retention clip design done!!! Now to send it off to the printers and hope it fits! That will take 1-2 weeks to get back. =(

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    11-21-2012 02:42 PM
  3. Coffee's Avatar
    Nice, looks great!
    11-21-2012 02:43 PM
  4. tofu.'s Avatar
    I may just have my last name or initials engraved. I'm very excited about this! I am sure there will be a market for custom sterling silver cases. Chromed backplates and such had a pretty big market back in the motorola clamshell days. People were even doing them in platinum and gold (but those didn't sell as well).

    Thanks Kevin.

    11-21-2012 04:49 PM
  5. gibbage's Avatar
    Just an update. I got an E-mail from Shapeways saying the case is being printed. With luck, maybe it will ship before there Dec 3rd quote!
    11-22-2012 03:00 PM
  6. DeathBreath's Avatar
    Just an FYI. I sent the model off to the printer to test out the cost. The cost is reasonable for the plastics! The metals will be about 40-50$ for the stainless steele, and over $120 for sterling silver. Anyone wanna bling there phone? Gold plate for about $60!
    I'd love to buy the plastic case. Let us know how it works out for you. BTW, how much would the plastic case cost? Thanks!
    11-22-2012 05:55 PM
  7. tofu.'s Avatar
    1mm does seem a bit thin, no? that's less than 1/16th of an inch. or does it just come down to 1mm at the beveled edge?

    i'm still considering bronzed steel @ 3mm. although i'm not sure if 1mm of silver would cost less than 3mm of steel :)
    11-22-2012 08:44 PM
  8. gibbage's Avatar
    If you look at the last render, the thickest part of the case is 1MM. The bevel is about .5MM. Silver can be .8mm thin.

    The cost should be around $20 for the basic white plastic. A little more for the clear plastic. The white plastic takes paint very well and I may try to spray paint my test case once its in. Maybe a glossy black? I think a black case would look sweet on the blue.

    Tofu. Ill make a solid back 3D model at 3MM and cost it out for you.
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    11-23-2012 02:11 AM
  9. tofu.'s Avatar
    the test case should be there soon!
    11-30-2012 01:10 PM
  10. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Broke link. But that would be bad!!
    12-04-2012 10:33 AM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    If I can make a suggestion on a metal case. A silicone "cushion pad" on the corners would keep the phone somewhat suspended while absorbing the shock should the device fall. Also would prevent shifting as whatever material would surely flex a touch. Think a strip of caulking and going cookie cutter on it. Just my $0.02 on a hellacious awesome idea. I'm thinking brushed copper or brass and a Denver Bronco head on the back. I look forward to what's next
    Last edited by juanitoriv; 12-05-2012 at 11:04 AM.
    12-04-2012 12:38 PM
  12. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    Is there an update?
    12-12-2012 04:17 PM
  13. gibbage's Avatar
    Yes, but I started a new thread with the updates. The thread is here.

    12-13-2012 12:32 AM
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